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Utopia : a revised translation, backgrounds, criticism

Author: Thomas More, Saint; George M Logan
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2011.
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Inspiring, provocative, prophetic, and enigmatic, Utopia is the literary masterpiece of a visionary statesman and one of the most influential books of the modern world. Based on Thomas More's penetrating analysis of the folly and tragedy of the politics of his time and all times, the book is a seedbed of alternative political institutions and a perennially challenging exploration of the possibilities and limitations
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas More, Saint; George M Logan
ISBN: 9780393932461 039393246X
OCLC Number: 562778629
Description: xv, 316 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: The text of Utopia --
Backgrounds --
[The guardians] / Plato --
[The golden age and after] / Ovid --
[The community] / The acts of the Apostles --
[Saturn's age] / Lucian of Samosata --
[Naboth's vineyard] / St. Ambrose --
[Monastic rules] / St. Benedict --
Chapter 33 --
Chapter 34 --
from The land of Cockayne / Anonymous --
from The four voyages / Amerigo Vespucci --
The first voyage --
The fourth voyage --
[The problems of the realm] / G.R. Elton --
The humanist circle : letters --
Peter Giles to Jérôme de Busleyden --
Jérôme de Busleyden to Thomas More --
Guillaume Budé to Thomas Lupset --
Erasmus of Rotterdam to Johann Froben --
Thomas More to Peter Giles --
from Erasmus to Ulrich von Hutten --
Criticism --
Overview: the critical traditions --
[A satire on crying abuses] / Frederic Seebohm --
from The roots of more's socialism / Karl Kautsky --
The meaning of Utopia / R.W. Chambers --
from Utopia and the problems of 1516 --
[More the social critic] / Russell Ames --
The roots of Utopia and all evil / J.H. Hexter --
[A jolly invention] / C.S. Lewis --
from Humanism and communism: the background / Edward L. Surtz --
from Varieties of literary Utopias / Northrop Frye --
from Denying the contrary: more's use of Litotes in the Utopia / Elizabeth McCutcheon --
[An intricate, intimate compromise] / Alistair Fox --
from Words and deeds / Dominic Baker-Smith --
from Greek nonsense in More's Utopia / Eric Nelson --
Utopia's modern progeny --
from Brave new world / Aldous Huxley --
from The left hand of darkness / Ursula K. Le Guin.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Other Titles: Utopia.
Responsibility: Thomas More ; edited and with a revised translation by George M. Logan.

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